This afternoon, Jason and I took a nice walk on some of the nature trails around or campus. This event was welcome for residents to attend too, but with the busy schedules and sketchy weather, most attendees were dissuaded. Despite the cloudy skies and nearing rain, we had a great time and the weather held off for us! Walking around campus and taking a break from your day is a great way to relieve stress especially as we approach finals week. Hiking also allows for a greater appreciation for nature. UW-Platteville has some wonderful hiking trails right outside of our resident halls, and I would encourage all of you to check them out!
In order to celebrate Earth Day this month, I created a “Pollution to Solution” bulletin board. This board it utilizing reused newspapers and old bulletin board supplies. In order to bring more awareness to environmental hazardous and pollution, I pinned up some examples that we all see during our daily lives. Also on the board, some examples of things that we can do to improve our Earth’s health can be seen on the opposing side. I hope everyone can take a look during the next few weeks and learn something new about our environment!
There is another new door dec up that are also bookmarks. These are made with a small alphabet punch and recycled paint chips. I was trying to figure out a cool way to use up some of my paint chips and this is what came to mind. Every on is a little bit different depending on where you letter was punch out of the paper and which two colors of paint chips you got. Each one has a ribbon so you can easily find your spot again in a book.
I hope you all had an excellent April Break, and are feeling refreshed and ready to finish the semester. Prior to April break we did an egg hunt around Southwest hall. I hope you all had a chance to participate in the fun, and I hope seeing the eggs all around the building provided you with joy to start your break right! You may also have noticed that some of the eggs were stuffed with fun facts about recycling. With Earth day just around the corner, remember to recycle.
For lack of a more apt pun, enjoy your new door decorations! They are made of various fall leaves I gathered because I though they each had a unique beauty, and have a fun fact about nature on them. Enjoy this last bit of nice fall weather before winter comes!